Malaysia Travel Guide

Malaysia is a rich and diverse country with a lot to do. If you want and outdoor adventure and explore beautiful and diverse landscapes, there are many things to do in Malaysia. For an underwater adventure, visit the Perhentian Islands. Take a scuba diving or snorkeling trip to see a wide variety of coral, sea-turtles, and small sharks. If you’re a hiker and wondering what to do in Malaysia there are many great activities. Visit Taman Negara, the oldest rainforest in the world or climb Malaysia’s tallest peak, Mount Kinabalu, on the island of Borneo.
Wondering what to do in Malaysia for a city adventure? Spend some quality time exploring the bustling capital, Kuala Lumpur. Be sure to visit one of the tallest buildings in the world, the Petronas Towers, and if you’re not afraid of heights, walk across the bridge connecting the two buildings. Also, visit Chinatown and Little India for great food and shopping. There are also many things to do in Malaysia to understand the culture and history of the country. Visit the Sarawak Cultural Village to learn more about the cultural groups in the country while trying fun activities like traditional dancing and coconut bowling. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage city of Malacca to see historic buildings and understand the various colonial influences.

Original Debut: Built in 1921 by Chua Cheng Bok, a Chinese immigrant who’d worked himself to riches in the Malaysian tin mines, the Art Deco–style theater had an interior meant to mimic the design of a Roman coliseum, with 828 seats and an overhanging balcony known as the “first

The cable car runs gondolas to the top of Mat Cincang, the island’s second-highest peak.

At the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam—which takes place in January or February, depending on the year—males demonstrate their faith by piercing themselves with hooks, then using them to drag heavy objects for miles outside the city to the Batu caves.

Set on Datai Beach, on Langkawi, VIW emphasizes yoga and mind-body connections. A butterfly garden and outdoor bathing rituals put guests in touch with Mother Nature.

Where: The top of the 500-million-year-old Mount Mat Cincang, Langkawi, Malaysia.


Stats: 2,000 feet above sea level; 410 feet long; curved; less than six feet wide.


Years as agent: 35. Other specialty: Argentina. Fee: From $100.

T+L’s Travel Agent Advisory Board, 2011